Emergency calls

A submerged boat at Harris Harbor activated an automatic emergency beacon, triggering a search and rescue deployment from local Coast Guard units on Jan. 23, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Emergency beacon triggers Coast Guard search downtown

The Coast Guard traced the signal to a partially submerged boat downtown.

 

File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State pursues plan to modernize rural 911 system

Alaska lags behind the Lower 48, but is striving to catch up.

 

Gina Chi-Mott, general manager of the Breakwater Inn, shows a burned mattress on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, from a room fire on Sunday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sunday marred by fires in Mendenhall Valley, near Aurora Harbor

Winter leads to an increase in residential fires, assistant chief for CCFR says.

 

Pedestrian struck by vehicle, medevaced to Seattle

JPD did not release the names of either person.

File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)